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Heifers consuming alternative feeds.
Consider Corn-Based Diets as Alternatives to Hay for Beef Cows - Articles Articles
In times when hay is expensive, alternative feeds may be used to supply energy and protein to the cow herd. More
Although this manure application may have met setback, ground cover and slope guidelines, the photo highlights risk associated with winter manure application. The loss of nutrients is an economic and agronomic loss for the farm.
Behind in Manure Application? Please Move Forward Smartly - Articles Articles
Weather can be extremely challenging when it comes to timely manure application. The following principles should be considered when making plans for your next weather-delayed application. More
Implants are crucial in Holstein steers raised for beef.
2018 Calf-fed Holstein Demonstration Results - Articles Articles
The calf-fed Holstein Initiative wrapped up its third year in 2018. Implants successfully increased average daily gains and feed efficiency. More
Beef cattle manure value can be captured as fertilizer.
Should I Use my Beef Manure as Fertilizer? - Articles Articles

Should I Use my Beef Manure as Fertilizer?

Tara L. Felix, Virginia A. Ishler

Beef manure is inherently high in phosphorus. There are a few issues with over-applying phosphorus to land. This article discusses issues and offers solutions to using beef cattle manure as fertilizer. More
Grazing 101: Sustainable Pasture Management for Livestock
Grazing 101: Sustainable Pasture Management for Livestock - Online Courses Online Courses
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Learn how to sustainably manage beef cattle, sheep and meat goats on pasture. Understand the variables concerning grazing systems, paddocks, fencing, and forage quality. More
Manure Management Project Book for Youth
Manure Management for Youth Projects - Articles Articles
Manure impacts water quality. In PA, everyone who produces manure needs a plan. That includes 4-H youth. More
Helping Your Pastures and Hay Fields Recover
Helping Your Pastures and Hay Fields Recover - Workshops Workshops
Discover the importance of Helping Your Pastures and Hay Fields Recover from 2018. More
Navigating the USDA Cost-Share Quagmire
Navigating the USDA Cost-Share Quagmire - Workshops Workshops
Discover the endless possibilities awaiting you once you finish Navigating the USDA Cost-Share Quagmire. More
Producer Panel Discussion
Producer Panel Discussion - Workshops Workshops
Join our Producer Panel Discussion where panelists from local farms will cover topical beef production and management topics. More
photo by Dr. Tara Felix
Central Susquehanna Valley Winter Beef Producer Meetings - Workshops Workshops
The meeting series will cover preconditioning, backgrounding, and feeding small groups of beef feeder calves. Also, nutrition programs for beef heifer development will be discussed. More
Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins: Feeding Transition
Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins: Feeding Transition - Videos Videos
Proper feedlot nutrition is essential for optimizing calf-fed Holsteins raised for beef production. More
Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins: Achieving a Smooth Weaning Transition
Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins: Achieving a Smooth Weaning Transition - Videos Videos
Calf-fed Holsteins should be introduced to grain early in life to start developing their rumens; this video outlines the timeline for this process. More
Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins: Technologies to Improve Production
Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins: Technologies to Improve Production - Videos Videos
Carcass characteristics of Holsteins can be greatly improved with today’s technology. Learn how to get the most meat from your Holsteins. More
Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins: Colostrum Management
Raising Calf-Fed Holsteins: Colostrum Management - Videos Videos
Newborn calves need colostrum as soon as possible to achieve transfer of passive immunity. Learn about proper colostrum management in calf-fed Holsteins raised for beef. More
Posts between the oat and annual strip create a fence between strips that are grazed and strips with grain crops. Photo by Sjoerd Duiker
Integrating Grazing in No-Till Systems on a Grain Farm - Articles Articles

Integrating Grazing in No-Till Systems on a Grain Farm

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

The adoption of no-tillage systems in Pennsylvania creates opportunities to graze after harvest. This case study examines the integration of grazing and no-tillage on a grain farm. More
Figure 1: Well-managed perennial pasture can be a highly sustainable form of land use. Photo by Sjoerd Duiker
Plant Diversity to Extend the Grazing Season - Articles Articles

Plant Diversity to Extend the Grazing Season

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

This case study shows how a farmer in northwestern Pennsylvania is using annuals and perennials to expand his grazing season while managing for reduced inputs and improved soil health through integration of grazing and no-tillage. More
Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle
Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle - Articles Articles

Grazing Corn Stalks with Beef Cattle

Tiago Brandao Freitas, Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D., Tara L. Felix

Feeding stored feeds in winter months is a major cost of beef cow-calf and backgrounding operations. Extending the grazing season by grazing corn crop residue may be an economically viable option for beef producers in Pennsylvania. More
Cell-culture Technology and Potential Impacts on Livestock Production
Cell-culture Technology and Potential Impacts on Livestock Production - News News
Cell-culture based production of meat is expanding in the food industry. Understand the potential impacts to your herd to prepare for this new frontier in meat production. More
Poison hemlock in the spring time along a fencerow. Image from Ohio State University.
Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock - Articles Articles

Livestock Producers Should Recognize and Manage Poison Hemlock

Dwight Lingenfelter, William S. Curran, Ph.D.

“This is the time of year when you start to notice poison hemlock. Best management practices should take place before it flowers, produces more seed, and continues to spread”. More
Grazing Residue Height Matters
Grazing Residue Height Matters - Articles Articles

Grazing Residue Height Matters

Jessica A. Williamson, Ph.D.

It is important to remember to keep an eye on residue heights to eliminate over-grazing and the problems that occur as a result. More
Benefits of Hiring a Nutritionist
Benefits of Hiring a Nutritionist - Articles Articles
Hiring a nutritionist could have major benefits for your farm and your livestock. More
Do Your Cows Match Your Resources?
Do Your Cows Match Your Resources? - Articles Articles

Do Your Cows Match Your Resources?

Benjamin Williamson

What is the right size for a cow? That depends on your resources, your environment, the market that you sell to and your goals. More
Fall Means Time to Wean for Most Pennsylvania Beef Producers
Fall Means Time to Wean for Most Pennsylvania Beef Producers - Articles Articles
Choose the weaning protocol that best matches your management style and facilities. This choice can make a big difference in the stress levels of your cows, your calves and you. More
Beef cattle being managed under a grass-finishing protocol.
Grass-finished Beef Production - Workshops Workshops
Dr. Jason Rowntree from Michigan State University will discuss his team's research and extension work regarding grass-finished beef production. More
Hand-held instruments are used to document conditions and performance of environment in animal facilities [source: E. Fabian]
Evaluating Air Quality in Livestock Housing Environments - Articles Articles
This publication focuses on important aspects of evaluating and troubleshooting farm animal housing environment and ventilation system performance. More
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